“The bulk of human decision making may occur in one of the smallest parts of the brain,” and oldest evolutionarily.

“These findings clarify the brain processes involved in the important decisions that we make on a daily basis, from choosing between job offers to deciding which house or car to buy,….deactivating the lateral habenula did indeed influence the subjects’ decision-making profile. The deficiency did not merely restrict their ability to assess risks and outcomes. Instead, it made the test subjects lose their decision making abilities altogether.”

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